A question for our American readers...I have been watching Longmire and we're half way through the second season - the whole series (first and second seasons) seems to have spanned at least a year in the show's time and there has been an election campaign for a small town sheriff the whole time. Is this a normal time span?
So I wouldn't call this group (LSW) anti-discovery, but it's definitely cautious/skeptical. I fully recognize it's not a panacea and that in many situations more limited databases, and sometimes even an OPAC, are better. But there's one objection that I'd like some help understanding, if anyone here shares it.
If I was your instruction coordinator and was going to offer a monthly professional development opportunity on teaching/learning "stuff" via Blackboard Collaborate (so online but synchronous) b/c our offices are all over the UIUC campus, what would I call that series? Probably Monday or Tuesday in case that feeds into your brainstorming ...
Dear first year student, if you had actually been to my office several times, you really should have seen the calendar with my office hours and reference desk schedule on it, and not had to email me complaining that you can't find me.
Gov't call for proposals has a requirement that proposer have an h-index over 18 (or... ). topic is Psychology. our psychologists think that's pretty rare. A way to search for psychology and sort by h-index? researcher id and scopus don't appear to have a way
#lazylibrarian question: If you were running a loosely structured discussion with academic librarians and the very general topic of 'internal advocacy' whithin participants' organizations, what topics would you cover? I have an interesting article from Forbes:
I have a Distinct Recollection that there are publishers out there that will allow archiving in an institutional repository *if and only if* the institution has an OA mandate. Is there any way to get a list of such publishers short of manually checking all SherpaRomeo's white publishers?
So: Got "private" G+ message from somebody I don't know, touting her new article in a T&F journal, a mere $37 to read the article. Decided *not* to respond with a message about paywalls and the first-rate OA lib'nship journals...or respond at all. Losing a teaching moment, or just being practical?
thinking if you had almost infinite resources to help design a system groundup to help make teaching information literacy easier how would it look like? initially I was thinking what a search tool designed just to assist IL goals would look like but why restrict to search tool?
So is there a special reason RA has to indirectly trash public libraries in defending ebooks (seeming to say more poor kids have robust internet, money for ebooks and good reading equipment than have access to decent public libraries)? I would post a link, but it's SKitch, and I just won't.